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Immigration Daily February 22, 2011
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Comment: New Blog - ILW.COM is pleased to announce the launch of its new EB5 blog. This blog will be joining a great family of blogs on several immigration-related subjects, including Immigration Law and Policy, Nurse and Allied Health Immigration, PERM Labor Certification, Dysfunctional Government, Immigration Update, H-1B Visa, Deportation And Removal, Political Asylum and IT Immigration. Check them out and share your comments.

Article: HB 87 Analysis - The Emperor Has No Clothes; Increased Taxes, Unfunded Mandates And Economy Destroying Litigation by Charles Kuck

Article: How to Use Education to Market Legal Services with Dignity by Trey Ryder

Article: Picket At Immigration ICE Offices – Not At Chipotle Restaurants by Josie Gonzalez

Article: Fugitive Operations And The Fourth Amendment: Representing Immigrants Arrested In Warrantless Home Raids by Nathan Treadwell

Bloggings: Fashion Industry Joins Legal Immigration Reform Coalition by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: B1/B2 visa issues at Manila Embassy by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: PERM as alternative for EB-5? by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: Time for Congress to Streamline the H-1B Visa Process by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: In Defense of Government Bureaucrats by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Las Vegas EB-5 Conference Draws Large Crowds by Brian Su

News: USCIS Publishes Statement Of Intent Regarding Filing Requirements For Form G-28

News: USCIS Reminds Petitioners To Complete Part 6 Of Form I-129

Focus: Physicians For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Physicians For Experts", a new 3-part telephone seminar series with Robert Aronson (discussion leader), Ingrid Brey, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Jennifer Minear, Rita Sostrin and others. The curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on February 24: Waivers & Nonimmigrant Visa Options

  • Update on J-1 Waivers
  • Conrad Waiver Program
  • H-1B: Dealing with the H-1B Cap for IMGs
  • Neufeld Memo: Who really employs physicians?
  • Alternative Nonimmigrant Options
  • What to do if there is no J-1 Waiver
SECOND Phone Session on March 17: Permanent Resident Options
  • Choosing the Right Option: NIW vs. LC
  • Update on National Interest Waivers: Post Schneider
  • Drafting the L/C for IMGs
  • Business Necessity Issues
  • Portability Challenges for IMGs
THIRD Phone Session on April 21: The Physician Workforce & Need/Opportunities for IMGs
  • Current & Future Shortages in Domestic Physician Workforce
  • Why is there a need for special provisions for IMGs?
  • Practice patterns of IMGs: Gap Filling Services
  • Future Possibilities for IMG practice
Wednesday, February 23 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: RT @KERUFFPolitics Guardian: Time to stop hand-wringing over immigration
Headline: RT @YCarrillo4 Kansas, Missouri showcase bad judgment with immigrant-focused bills
Headline: RT @RaysFH Some States "Just Say No" to Harmful Immigration Enforcement Laws ~ @laprogressive
Headline: RT @azborders immigration bills take center stage in the Senate today: A new bill meant to step up the fi...
Headline: Billions of taxpayer dollars spent ineffectively on border security, reports claim
Headline: Immigration bill's author won't vote on own bill
Headline: LIBYA: Italian official warns of 'unimaginable' wave of immigration
Headline: AP-IN-XGR-Indiana-Immigration-,126
Headline: White House 2012 budget proposal increases immigration enforcement dollars
Headline: Supreme Court Back in Session; Nine Cases to Watch
Headline: U.S. Officials to Attend ICE Agent's Funeral
Headline: Immigration Reforms Needed – According to NYC Mayor Bloomberg
Headline: Immigration and the U.S.: Dasha's Story
Headline: U.S. should cut waste in immigration budget
Headline: Immigration: How the GOP is killing the GOP
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for junior associate attorneys for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions, deportation and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Firm offers very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or call 703-230-6802.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, is seeking experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the position of Chief Transformation Counsel in Washington, D.C. The attorney will serve as advisor to the USCIS Chief Counsel and USCIS Deputy Chief Counsel, and to the USCIS Chief, Office of Transformation Coordination. The Chief Transformation Counsel's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing advice on all immigration legal, policy, and regulatory matters arising within the USCIS Transformation program -- including immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; family-based, employment-based, and diversity visas; issues related to change, extension and adjustment of status; adoptions; naturalization and citizenship; parole; employment authorization; and alien registration. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0002 at Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Must be received by close of business, Friday, March 18, 2011. Position is at the GS-15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique immigration law firm seeks an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience in business immigration including full range of NIV, IV, PERM cases, as well as some family-based and related immigration matters. Excellent writing, analytical, communication and case management skills to handle a large, diverse case load in a fast-paced firm. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a global corporate immigration law firm with various offices in the United States is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three to eight years practicing business immigration law, for our Dallas office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated success as a principle manager of a large client, have supervised other attorneys and taken full responsibility/accountability for team performance and results, have demonstrated experience in training and developing attorneys and paralegals as well as have excellent communication and leadership skills. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirement via email with the subject Attorney Candidate-(Dallas) to

Korean Community Website
Would you like to meet new clients for free?   You can do so by registering with as an “honest attorney.” is a website which provides all kinds of immigration information mostly to the Korean community.  Koreans looking for honest attorneys to answer their questions regarding immigration law will be able to find you on the list of “Honest Attorneys” of this site.  In order to protect a registered attorney’s profit advantage, there will be a limit to the number of attorneys allowed to register from each state. On average, each state will be represented, according to their population, by 4 immigration attorneys who will be accepted on a first-come basis. Among the 4 registered attorneys, 2 will be Korean and 2 will be American.  Once the set number of attorneys is reached, any other attorneys attempting to register will be put on a waitlist. In addition, all registered attorneys will have to sign an agreement that they will not charge excessive rates to their clients. Honest Attorneys can answer some questions visitors have posted on the site. You can register as an honest attorney on the link here.

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